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Slava Zayats co-chairs the Antitrust Practice at Bates White. He has nearly 15 years of experience as an economist specializing in antitrust matters, with a particular focus on the healthcare industry. He leads economic analyses and has served as an expert in numerous merger and monopolization matters, including on behalf of the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice (DOJ), insurers, providers, and other private entities. Many of his past engagements were complex antitrust matters that involved extensive discovery and data-intensive econometric analyses.

Dr. Zayats has also served as consulting expert to multiple state agencies, including the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office, and the California Department of Justice, advising on a broad range of antitrust and healthcare issues.

In addition to his extensive healthcare experience, Dr. Zayats has also conducted economic analyses on major engagements in other industries, including airlines, communications and media, retail, and asbestos. He has been published in the Antitrust Law Journal and the Review of Economics and Statistics.


PhD, Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

BA, Economics, Belarus State Economic University

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